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Current Obituaries

Anthony J. Colangelo

Anthony J. Colangelo, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020. He was 94. Anthony was born on April 10, 1926 in New Rochelle to the late Beradino and Margaret (Lorusso) Colangelo.
He grew up in New Rochelle and served in the Army during World War II. Anthony’s pride was in his family, service and the selfless manner in which he lived his life. The simplest pleasures in life brought the greatest joy to Anthony. He had an uncanny ability to find happiness in his daily activities. His cool, loving personality was contagious to everyone he met.
He is survived by his sons Anthony, Ben and Richard (Jeanne), his two grandchildren Stacey and Lucca; His sisters Carmela and Ann and his brother James, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Rose Colangelo, Maria Colangelo and his loving wife of 65 years Dora A. Colangelo. He will be missed dearly by his friends and family. However, his life did not come to an end with his death as loved ones will continue to honor his legacy by living life to the fullest, just as Anthony always did.
Visiting Hours will be Sunday 2-4 at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral mass is scheduled Monday 11:00am St. Joseph’s Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.

Jorge Morales

Visitation will be held on 12/3 from 4-8pm
Mass- 12/4 9:30am at St. Gabriel’s Church. New Rochelle, NY
Interment- Greenwood Union Cemetery. Rye, NY

Louise Barrella

Louise Fodero Barrella, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 after a brief illness.
Louise was born in New Rochelle, NY on September 7, 1926, to the late Frank and Jennie Fodero. She lived in the same house in New Rochelle for all 94 years of her life. Louise was a graduate of Albert Leonard High School in New Rochelle.
Louise cherished her husband of 65 years the late Anthony Joseph Barrella whom she married on August 29, 1948, and their children, Nicholas (Susan) Barrella, Michael (Karen) Barrella and Joann (John) Bombace. Louise, known to them as “Nanny” is also survived by her six grandchildren, Alexandra, Liz, Matthew, Johnny, Michael and Heather. She is survived by her older brother Vincent (Virginia) Fodero. Her younger brother Frank (Helen) passed away in 2019. Louise also loved her nieces and nephews Joseph, Gail and Russell Barrella, Suzanne, Patrice and Frankie Fodero.
Louise, known for her independent spirit worked at Transvision, Hattie Carnegie Dressmaker in NYC and spent over 20 years working at Macy’s in New Rochelle from which she was retired. Louise and Barrells spent many winters in Naples, Florida where they enjoyed the company of their dear friends Mary and Carmine Daniele and Marie and Matt Gallucci. Louise was a loyal and dedicated friend to the girls she grew up with. She was a member of the “Club Meeting” which met every Wednesday for almost 50 years with Pip, Mary, Sadie, Evie, Angie, Helen, Betty, RoRo, Annette and Penny.
Louise and Barrells were big supporters of the New Rochelle Little League. She was also a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Church and Blessed Sacrament School where she was a volunteer. Louise enjoyed her casino outings with the New Rochelle Seniors and her late friend Frances Malanaphy.
The family would especially like to thank Mary Dwamena and Jeannie Bombace for their care and support over the past several years.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 15 Shea Place in New Rochelle, NY at 10:30am.
In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations be made to the New Rochelle Little League, 30 Trinity Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805.

Francis J. Mercogliano

Francis John “Frank” Mercogliano, 78, of Palm City, Florida, passed away peacefully at his home on November 27, 2020.

Frank was born on July 5, 1942, in the Bronx, New York. He was a lifelong educator who devoted his career to the service of children. He retired from the New York City Board of Education after 33 years, and is remembered as a dedicated and inspiring public school teacher, administrator of special education, and professor of education. Never one to take it easy for long, Frank went on to a second distinguished career, serving for many years as a site director for the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of New York.

Frank was not only a teacher, but a lifelong learner. His insatiable intellectual curiosity made him a lover of history and an unbeatable force at any Jeopardy game or trivia night. He spent years perfecting his legendary “Chicken a la Frank” and Sunday gravy recipes, much to the delight of all who partook of them. Always active in mind and body, Frank picked up tennis, pickleball, and golf in his 70s. He spent his final years traveling the world with his wife, Fanny, and enjoying the sunny Florida beaches. His full life will always remind us to never stop giving, never stop learning, and never stop loving.

Frank is survived by Fanny Hernandez, his devoted wife and best friend of 14 years. He is also survived by his many children and grandchildren, of whom he was very proud: his son Frank and his wife Susan, and their children Spencer, Mason, and Madison; his daughter Maryanne and her children Alyssa and Anthony; his daughter Darlene and her son Christopher; his daughter Kathleen and her husband Joseph; and his daughter Laura and her husband Christian. He is also survived by his brother Ralph, nephews, cousins, and a host of extended family members and friends. Frank was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, friend, and teacher to all.

Funeral services for Frank will be at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Rochelle, New York on Friday, December 4th at 10:30 AM (virtual live stream of the service will also be offered). He will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY.

James Petix

James Petix

James (Jimmy) Petix, born November 27th, 1953, to Joseph (Deceased) and Dorothy Petix. Jimmy was a lifelong resident of New Rochelle and passed away peacefully on November 23rd, 2020, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, he was sixty-six years old. Jimmy was a graduate of the Mechanics Institute, and also received an Associates Degree from Westchester Community College. Jimmy was a lifelong member of WYAT, Westchester Young Actors Theatre, where he enjoyed participating and acting in many productions and maintained many friendships. Family and Friends fondly remember Jimmy’s love of music and classic movies. Jimmy worked as an Education Aide at BOCES before his long-term battle with Myotonic Dystrophy required him to become homebound for many years. He is survived by his Mother, Dorothy, his brother Stephan and his nephews, Joseph and Jonathan.
The family will receive on Saturday 11/28/2020 from 1pm- 5pm where a service will take place at 3:45pm. Interment will take place on Monday 11/30/2020 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at noon.

Leocadio Lopez Oliveros

Visiting Sunday 2-6pm
Mass Monday 10am St. Gabriel’s Church
Interment Beechwoods Cemetery

Joann Nicoletti

Joann Nicoletti

Joann Nicoletti, A lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on November 16, 2020. She was 91
The family will receive Saturday 11/21/2020 from 9am- 10am where a service will take place at 10am
Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.

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